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Customer Reviews

Underrated gem by the Pogues

If you are new to the Pogues, come back to this album later. However if you've heard the classic Shane tunes of the 80s and are wondering what more the Pogues have to offer, this is the album to get. The Pogues (minus Shane MacGowan) were talented musicians and in this album they branch out to new musical ground. The catchiness remains, but songs like "Pachinko," "Girl from the Wadi Hammamat" and "Sitting on Top of the World" take the band in a new direction. Sit back, crack a beer, and enjoy this album the whole way through. It's worth it. Regrettably the Pogues were unable to continue with such vigor in their next album Pogue Mahone, and the band drifted into mediocrity.


There are at least six really good songs on here. Especially the two additional songs. Paris St. Germaine is one of my most listened to Pogues' song. Drunken Boat, First Day of Forever is nothing like a Pogues' song and great, Pachinko, of course Tuesday Morning. I like this album. I can even like the one that followed this, but it doesn't seem like a Pogues' album.

No Shane,but still Good

I like this album sure theres no Shane but one man doesn't make a band. alot of very cool songs, I wasn't as fond of the exta tracks but i've had to buy this album three time cuz ppl keep takeing it.


Formed: 1982 in Kings Cross, London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

By demonstrating that the spirit of punk could live in traditional Irish folk music, the Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the mid-'80s. Led by Shane MacGowan, whose slurred, incomprehensible voice often disguised the sheer poetry of his songs, the Pogues were undeniably political -- not only were many of their songs explicitly in favor of working-class liberalism, but the wild, careening sound of their punk-injected folk was implicitly radical. While the band was clearly radical, they...
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